Midwestern Evangelistic Teams

Dr. Tom Johnston founded the Midwestern Evangelistic Teams (MET) at Midwestern in the fall of 2001 as the practical arm of his evangelism classes. Dr. Johnston, associate professor of evangelism, gathered students every Saturday morning to share the Gospel through door-to-door evangelism in partnership with local churches.

As a vision for evangelism was caught by students, it became necessary to have outreaches at other times of the week. Meanwhile, the Lord raised up leaders to direct weekly teams. By 2011, we totaled 63 MET Team leaders who have led a total of 1143 outreaches – about 103 outreaches a year for the last eleven years! Many thousands of people have heard the Gospel, and so far there have been reported 659 first-time decisions for Christ! There are sometimes as many as 11 METs going out every week, five of those being weekly outreaches with local churches. Through the METs, students have partnered with 65 local churches in the metro Kansas City area!

It is exciting to experience MBTS and Missouri Baptist College students leading evangelism teams engaged in initiative evangelism. Each MET averages between four to five students and is involved in street evangelism, door-to-door evangelism, and street preaching. Hundreds of Midwestern students have gone out evangelizing, and more than 35,000 gospel tracts have been given out on the streets of Kansas City.

Fall 2017 Weekly Midwestern Evangelistic Teams Schedule

#Day/TimeTeam NameType*LeaderPhone Number**Gathering Point
1Mon, 4:30 pmNortheast SideMETLeader: Dr. Johnston
tjohnston@mbts.edu
816-721-7074KMC flagpole
2Tues, 9:00 amTower View Baptist ChurchFTCLeader: Darin Smith

darin@towerviewkc.com

816-694-7520Tower View Baptist Ch.
3Tues, 1:00 pmNorthern Johnson CountyNPLTrainer: Tom Hall

twchall@gmail.com

317-525-0113Call for location
4Tues, 4:30 pmNortheast SideMETLeader: Dr. Johnston
tjohnston@mbts.edu
816-721-7074KMC flagpole
5Tues, 5:30 pmCentral Baptist Church***FTCLeader: David Hackney

david.hackney2@gmail.com

314-805-0778Call for location
6Wed, 1:30 pmIndependence AvenueMETLeader: Dr. Johnston
tjohnston@mbts.edu
816-721-7074KMC flagpole
7Thurs, 1:00 pmHistoric NortheastNPLTrainer: Tom Hall

twchall@gmail.com

317-525-0113Call for location
8Thurs, 4:30 pmNortheast SideMETLeader: Dr. Johnston
tjohnston@mbts.edu
816-721-7074KMC flagpole
9Friday, 12:00 pmCommunity CollegeMETLeader: Tyler Sykora

wsykora@gmail.com

816-536-1379Classroom Bldg. Lobby
10Fri, 12:30 pmIndependence AvenueMETLeader: Dr. Johnston
tjohnston@mbts.edu
816-721-7074KMC flagpole
11Sat, 7:00 pmSaturday Evening TeamMETDerek McMurtry & Shadrach Landry

dmcmurtry12795@student.mbts.edu

slandry12215@student.mbts.edu

405-714-0183; 907-978-6247KMC flagpole

*FTC = Church Team; MET = Midwestern Evangelism Team; NPL = No Place Left Network.

**Please call the leaders to confirm place and time of meeting; Tom Hall has varied Friday and Saturday outreaches available, for more information call 317-525-0113.

***Central Baptist outreach changes to Sunday after Daylight Savings Time (Nov 5, 2017).

Other evangelism events during ‘17-‘18 academic year:

  • One Great Day of Sharing (Tues., Sept 12, 2017)
  • New Orleans Evangelism Trip (Feb 8-11, 2018)
  • Crossover Dallas Evangelism Class (June 4-10, 2018).